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Brett Martin

The Breaking Bad Writers' Room

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Brett Martin

Read what it's like to be inside the Breaking Bad writers' room. We also see some of the story lines that were discarded along the way.
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24 Surprising Facts About Cheers You May Not Know. Imagine a hotel in Barstow run by a retired football player, which is what it could have been.
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In Defense of Trashy Novels. Reading should be a pleasurable experience, after all.
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Mountain people of the Bolivian Andes ate freeze-dried food long before it became a mass-produced preservation technique. In fact, they've been using the same freeze-drying methods for over 1,500 years!
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What if an EMT suffers a heart attack while administering CPR to a patient? That's exactly what happened to Joseph Hardman of Detroit while rushing a heart attack victim to the hospital.
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Olympic sprinter Carlin Isles is now a rugby player. The way he burns up the field will make rugby recruiters look for more track runners.
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What happens when you win The Price Is Right? A woman who won a Showcase Showdown tells how she collected her prizes—and what she did with them.
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The Internet’s 9 Most Hated Companies. The list contains horror stories that shouldn't happen to anyone.
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The lingering, devastating impact of bullying. A new study confirms what many childhood victims already know: you don't get over it that easily.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar terms carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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